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Poetry Challenge – Day 9

 Welcome to Day 9 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Ann R. K, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Ann, I’ll message you about delivering your prize.

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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This one is for my writer-friend Shari, after the discussion we were having in the pool today. And a shoutout to all my Pool Pals!

Lessons from the Pool Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 8

 Welcome to Day 8 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Ann A., for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Ann, I know where you live, so I’ll contact you about dropping the book off. 🙂

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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The prompt today is inspired by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, to write a poem in which mysterious and magical things occur. Your poem could take the form of a spell, for example, or simply describe an event that can’t be understood literally.   (I took my own spin on it… I’d like to try writing about magical stuff again sometime.) Note: another “structured” poem, so will look best on a computer screen. 

Poetry Magic Continue reading

The Magical Scarf

It’s been a heckuva winter as they say up here in the North Land–  one of the longest, coldest, snowiest, grueling and unending we’ve had in years.  There were 50 days below zero, wicked windchills that caused kids to miss 6 days of school (usually there are no snow days here), and the cities had to implement a parking ban— only parking on one side of the street because too much snow made the roads too narrow.  I know that much of the country had terrible winter stories to tell as well… we were all in it together.

It’s been a rough winter for me in other ways too– Continue reading

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